Clothing

Fast Fashion Industry Dumping Sites in Chile

Months ago we asked the progressive Chilean President Gabriel Boric to regulate the fast fashion industry to end dumping sites in Chile. Last July 11th,  our Chilean partners, the enviromental group Desierto Vestido warned about a big fire burning all the trash. You can see the alarming photos and videos showing the bad air quality here. The huge dumping site has now disappeared! But Desierto Vestido has reported they have already seen new clothes being abandoned by importers. Now more than ever we must increase the pressure to make sure there are no more dumping sites! Thanks to our campaign, Read More

2022-07-09T21:37:09+00:00July 9, 2022|Clothing|

Fashion Revolution 2022

Fashion Revolution Week is our annual campaign of the largest fashion activism movement for seven days of action. This year, from Monday 18th-Sunday 24th April 2022, we will collectively reimagine a just and equitable fashion system for people and the planet. The clothing supply chain is a complex system. These issues can seem overwhelming, leaving us with a feeling of helplessness. However, brands respond to consumer demands. If enough of us demand change, the fashion industry will need to reassess its current practices within the supply chain. You can use resources such as our app or directory to compare how different brands Read More

2022-04-04T04:39:04+00:00April 4, 2022|Clothing|

So What is a Clothing Supply Chain?

The clothing, textiles, and footwear industry is incredibly labour intensive. It is estimated that the fashion industry employs tens of millions of garment workers worldwide. But what is a clothing supply chain exactly? The fashion supply chain refers to the process of tracing each step of the clothes manufacturing process, from sourcing of the raw materials, to the factories where those materials are made into garments; and the distribution network by which the clothes are delivered to consumers. It’s a lengthy process, and it’s extremely rare for raw materials to be grown, processed, sewn, and sold all in one location. Read More

2022-04-04T04:34:09+00:00April 4, 2022|Clothing|

The quest for Fair Trade clothing

Fair Trade clothing is a complex subject because the supply chains in the industry are so complex. The need for Fair Trade clothing was highlighted in April 2013 when the Rana